CHICOPEE-Joyce C. Crabtree, 63, of Chateaugay Street in Chicopee passed away peacefully on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Mercy Hospital after a 4 year battle with cancer. Joyce was born in Bremerton, WA. On May 23, 1957. She was a daughter to Barbara (Hutchison) Helie and the late Roger Helie. The family moved to Chicopee when Joyce was very young and they have resided here ever since. Joyce attended local schools and graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School. Joyce worked for many years with the Elderly as a Health care aide with CHD in Springfield. She provided quality, community-oriented human services and was dedicated to protecting the dignity & welfare of people in her care. Joyce married James Crabtree and they had many happy years and fond memories together with their family. She and Rich worshipped at First Central Bible Church for many years and Joyce was a member of the Ladies Bible Study. Joyce is survived by her loving husband, James Crabtree and her beloved son, Kevin James Crabtree of Chicopee. Her dear mother; Barbara Helie of Palmer. Her siblings; Douglas Helie and his wife Gina of Chicopee, Carol Shiprack and her husband John of Portland, OR., Norman Helie and his wife Christine of Leister, MA., Donna Rioni and her husband Dominic of Agawam and Mary Helie of Palmer. In addition to her father, Roger Helie, she was sadly predeceased by her brother, Bruce Helie.
THE FAMILY INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021 AT 11:00 A.M. FOR A CELEBRATION OF JOYCE’S LIFE DIRECTLY AT FIRST CENTRAL BIBLE CHURCH, 50 BROADWAY ST., CHICOPEE. (Please practice safe social guidelines wear masks and avoid physical contact with other attendees)
Burial will be private and the family asks that donations in Joyce’s memory be made to First Central Bible Church, 50 Broadway St., Chicopee.
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